What are the best group text messaging apps?

Group chats can turn a mundane one on one conversation into an interesting way to know more people! Whether it's for work or play, chatting with a group of people can definitely help in boosting camaraderie. Take a look at these best group messaging apps below and try it out yourself!

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    #1Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts is a group messaging app that allows users to chat with their contacts or invite people. Google Hangouts allows users to make group chats with up to 150 participants.


    Android, iOS, Chrome


    Brenda Morales
    Written on June 25, 2019
    "I've tried many apps, but this has got to be the best group messaging app I've used. It's especially neat because most of the people I want to talk to online are from different countries and with hangouts we can gather together through a group video chat and even message each other during the call :)"
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    Slack is an app that lets users create group conversations with different channels that are organized by topic, project, and more. Each channel can have various members in the workplace.


    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Abel Baltazar
    Written on June 25, 2019
    "Slack is the ideal and best group chat app for people in the workforce. I only learned about Slack through my workplace and ever since I decided to do freelance work, it has been my constant place to message my different clients to all the channels and workplaces they set up."
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    WeChat is an instant messaging and group text app that offers an option to create a group chat with 500 members maximum. The app also offers voice and video calls, moments, stickers, and more.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Esperanza Villegas
    Written on December 4, 2018
    "Since WeChat is free, this is what I use whenever I want to send a message to our group chat. 😉 "


Did you know that an average American checks their phone 46 times per day? Adults consume over 23 hours texting per week while millennials exchanges up to 67 text messages every day. Text messaging is indeed a huge part of our daily lives. We use it a lot for personal, social, or even business purposes and as a result, 15.2 million texts are sent every minute worldwide.

As technology emerges, more and more forms of communications are developed to help us reach out. From sending actual letters to e-mails, text messages, instant messaging, and telecommunications applications. Group chats or group texting is one of the most common ways to communicate recently. Sending group texts or messages is a lot more efficient. It gives us space and allows us to form group conversations which are a lot more fun. If you're wondering how group chats started, Talkomatic is the first public online chat system. It was created by David R. Woolley and Doug Brown at the University of Illinois in 1973. Originally, Talkomatic has several channels that could accommodate up to five people. The messages appear on all users' screens in real time. Now, we have different platforms for group messaging. Best group text apps that are used by many include Slack, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and a lot more.

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    WhatsApp Messenger is a free group messaging app that allows users to make group chats with their family and friends through their contacts. The app also has free calls with an internet connection.


    Android, iOS, Android, Windows


    Joshua Watkins
    Written on June 25, 2019
    "Maaaaan let me tell you how difficult it is to find a place to create a group chat with hundreds of people in it until i tried this. Whatapp has been a total life saver for me whenever i send group texts to the many ppl i know!!"
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    GroupMe is a great way to chat with everyone you know. It is a free app you can use whether you are talking to a group of friends or texting with one person. It works on Android and iOS devices via push or SMS.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jack Henderson
    Written on December 4, 2018
    "GroupMe seems new to me but after using it for a week, it became easier to navigate. "
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    Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger is a free group text app developed by VoxerPro for Android and iOS. The messaging app includes private chats, live audio, 500 member group chats and more.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dylan Weaver
    Written on December 4, 2018
    "I can send a message for free. What's even cooler than that is the live voice message! I enjoyed bombing that kind of messages to my buddies. 🤣"
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    Telegram is a simple, fast and secure messaging app that allows your messages to be synced across all of your devices. Telegram is particularly useful for sending files and media as there is no filesize limit on what you can send.


    Android, iOS


    Ralph Walker
    Written on June 25, 2019
    "Telegram is pretty underrated where I live but it's actually really good for group chatting various interest groups and friends..."
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    Tango is a messaging app which is both available on Android and iOS devices. It includes a video call feature, filters, and sticker. Live streaming is also possible with this app. 


    Web, iOS, Android


    Shirley Douglas
    Written on December 4, 2018
    "Good thing it's both available on iPhone and Android phones. Other apps only have one so this is very convenient for my college friends. "
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    BBM is a useful app that contains amazing messaging features for those who love to keep connected with others. Among other things, this complete tool includes free video and voice calls.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Michelle Webb
    Written on December 4, 2018
    "BBM might be outdated compared to other apps but my family and I still love it. "
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    #10Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has a separate messaging app to run alongside its social network service called Messenger. It has loads of free stickers, animated GIFs, voice, and video calling and it even can even be set as your default SMS app.


    Android, iOS, Android


    Victoria Vázquez
    Written on June 25, 2019
    "messenger is my fave place to stay in touch with my college friends who live far away!! it's like there is no distance when we are chatting on here and i get to use pretty stickers and send pics quite easily!!!"


Best What are the best group text messaging apps
1Google HangoutsApps 11 Free
2SlackApps 10 Free
3WeChatApps 4 Free
4WhatsAppApps 4 Free
5GroupMeApps 2 Free
6VoxerApps 2 Free
7TelegramApps 2 Free
8TangoApps 1 Free
9BBMApps 0 Free
10Facebook MessengerApps -1 Free

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